It all started with a “healthy scratch.”
That’s what the White Sox announced as the reason for third baseman Todd Frazier’s removal from the lineup on Tuesday. Immediately, everyone guessed Red Sox because of their longstanding connection to him. But, no, that’s not how the MLB Trade Deadline works.
Instead, it was the Yankees who swept in and snagged the Red Sox’s third base solution right out from underneath their nose. It wasn’t just Todd Frazier, either. The Yankees satisfied all their needs in one trade, acquiring Frazier along with relievers Tommy Kahnle and David Robertson. Relief pitching has been trouble for New York this year, and now they get two new, shiny, excellent relievers to pitch out of their bullpen.
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